Date   

BamarMEJ1.02 furling motor

ngtnewington Newington
 

Earlier on in my passage from Madeira I had a problem with the Genoa furler. It turned out to be the motor. I switched it for the staysail one which is like new, so I could carry on my voyage.
Now I need to decide how to proceed. The defective motor is shorting on its windings and I can see a strand that is actually broken.
The question is:
To send to rewind shop for repair
Or to buy new?
Or to buy one from another Amel owner who has upgraded to newer better furlers and who has the old ones?
Nick S/Y Amelia
AML54-019 approaching Preveza


Re: Stuffing box drainage path

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi Jose,

In your original email you write of  having bought two seals and " installing them". Presumably you only installed one, replacing the 60-80-12 that Amel fitted ?

 Incidentally, to save you the  hassle of buying  a number of seals and then sending  them on, I'm happy to buy direct, in which case could you let me have the part number ?
 Equally, I'm happy to add to your own order if that helps to speed up supply.

 Thanks,

 Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302 Greece


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@...> <ianjudyjenkins@...>
Sent: 10 June 2019 07:46
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Stuffing box drainage path
 
Hi Jose,

 This solution sounds really useful. We are definitely interested. Please contact me on    penazen@... so we can arrange payment and post.

 Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Greece

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Jose Venegas via Groups.Io <josegvenegas@...>
Sent: 10 June 2019 02:12
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Stuffing box drainage path
 
Dear friends:

After I bought Ipanema 10  years ago we had two years of struggle trying to prevent the leak of water through the bow thruster.  About 8 years ago we had a long discussion on this forum about the bow truster seals which I had changed several times following all the recommendations given by Amel, including adding a third bottom donut seal to increase the pressure.  It was all at no avail.  So, before our transatlantic on 2012 I came up with a brute force solution adding an extra removable sealing system that was wrapped around the shaft and had to be secured after the bow thruster was fully retracted.  This worked very well during the trans Atlantic passage (not a single drop of water) and gave me the security of knowing that in addition of the sealing effect, the shaft was being held by one redundant mechanism. 
As we came back to Boston, we kept using the method but it became very inconvenient to mount and dismount the contraption every weekend when we left and came back to Constitution Marina.
My interpretation of the problem was that due to uneven wearing of the surfaces that guide the bow thruster up and down motion, it resulted in a misalignment between the shaft and the sealing surfaces.  This misalignment  caused a small deviation  of the shaft from the centerline which pushed the lip seal sideways and, because the Amel recommended seals are made of a hard material, it opened a point of water entry. 
I proceeded to test my hypothesis and ordered two special seals made of silicone from a soft seal manufacturer (SSP Inc).  It took several months to get them due to the small number of units I ordered (just 2) but, after I installed them three years ago, I had no more leaks and my bilge has been dry ever since.  The cost for the two seals was $72.50 and, more importantly I have not had to change them or the donut seals since I installed them. I have checked them and the donut seals and they are all still in good shape.

As I am preparing Ipanema for our long term cruise, I am ordering a few spares to carry with me and I will be happy to order some extra ones for any body that wants to try them.

I missed taking pix before installation but here are pictures of them installed, before and after adding the top donut.

Cheers,

Jose Gabriel Venegas
Ipanema SM2K 278
Boston

 




Re: TMD22 Emergency Shutoff

 

Craig,

Well, maybe we are both right. 

There is a Volvo part with a pull cord, but not as foolproof as what the captain installed on your SN😀.

Actually, I can't believe this part! I am sure it is expensive from Volvo!

image.png
Best,

Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St.
Galveston, Texas 77550
832-380-4970



On Mon, Jun 10, 2019 at 7:41 AM Craig Briggs via Groups.Io <sangaris=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Bill,
I'd be surprised that a piece of string was a Volvo option - I'm stickin' with Captain Henri having installed it. 
Cheers, Craig


Re: Question about the Amel bow thruster removal tool

Mark Erdos
 

Willem,

 

You can find step by step instructions in the files section: https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/files/Bow%20Thruster%20Maintenance

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Vista Mar, Panama

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Willem Kroes
Sent: Monday, June 10, 2019 3:17 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Question about the Amel bow thruster removal tool

 

Dear Amelians,

I have to remove the foot of the bow thruster while in the water and was happy to found on board the Amel special tool to do the job. Comparing the version I have with the photo's on this website I notice that mine is a little different. A stainless steel end to slide into the tube with two much bigger holes. Too big for setscrews. How to connect this version to the tube? May be this is a stupid question, but I really don't have an idea. Are there Amel owners with the same version? Please have a look at the attached picture.

Willem Kroes

SM #351 KAVANGA
At anchor near Preveza in Greece
  


Re: Question about the Amel bow thruster removal tool

Willem Kroes
 

Thank you all for the information provided. The problem is solved. Setscrews set against the stainless steel of the tool. I used three.

Willem Kroes
SM #351 KAVANGA


Re: TMD22 Emergency Shutoff

Craig Briggs
 

Bill,
I'd be surprised that a piece of string was a Volvo option - I'm stickin' with Captain Henri having installed it. 
Cheers, Craig


Re: Question about the Amel bow thruster removal tool

 

Thomas is correct.

Early model tools had a Stainless end, later model tools had black plastic. Early model tools were designed with holes larger than 8mm, with the set screws designed to be threaded into the bow thruster tube and through the hole in the tool. Later model tools with the black plastic had grooves for the set screws.

My guess is that what you have is exactly what you should have. Please also refer to my earlier photo.
 
Best,

Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St.
Galveston, Texas 77550
832-380-4970



On Mon, Jun 10, 2019 at 6:29 AM Thomas Peacock <peacock8491@...> wrote:
My tool is identical, except where you have stainless, mine is rather flimsy plastic. My memory is that the set screws indeed thread through the bow thruster, and just go into the whole in the stainless; they don’t have to thread, but will provide support.

Just be sure to waterproof all holes and seams; I use both tape and Molykote.

Tom Peacock
SM #240 Aletes
Chesapeake Bay

> On Jun 10, 2019, at 7:06 AM, Alexandre Uster von Baar via Groups.Io <uster=rocketmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
>
> Good morning Willem,
>
> This looks like the one I had.
> Here are some pictures:
> http://www.nikimat.com/bow_thruster_overhaul.html
>
> Sincerely, Alexandre
>
>
>
> --------------------------------------------
> On Mon, 6/10/19, Willem Kroes <kavanga@...> wrote:
>
> Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Question about the Amel bow thruster removal tool
> To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
> Date: Monday, June 10, 2019, 2:16 AM
>
> Dear Amelians,
>
> I have to remove the foot of the bow thruster while in the
> water and was happy to found on board the Amel special tool
> to do the job. Comparing the version I have with the
> photo's on this website I notice that mine is a little
> different. A stainless steel end to slide into the tube with
> two much bigger holes. Too big for setscrews. How to connect
> this version to the tube? May be this is a stupid question,
> but I really don't have an idea. Are there Amel owners
> with the same version? Please have a look at the attached
> picture.
>
> Willem Kroes
>
> SM #351 KAVANGA
> At anchor near Preveza in Greece
>   
>
>
>
>





Re: Question about the Amel bow thruster removal tool

 

It is possible that what you have is not made by Amel.

Here is a photo of the Amel-made tool and set screws:
image.png
The above is for a SM, I am not sure if it will fit a SN.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Yacht School - Supporting Amel Owners
www.YachtSchool.us
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970


On Mon, Jun 10, 2019, 2:16 AM Willem Kroes <kavanga@...> wrote:
Dear Amelians,

I have to remove the foot of the bow thruster while in the water and was happy to found on board the Amel special tool to do the job. Comparing the version I have with the photo's on this website I notice that mine is a little different. A stainless steel end to slide into the tube with two much bigger holes. Too big for setscrews. How to connect this version to the tube? May be this is a stupid question, but I really don't have an idea. Are there Amel owners with the same version? Please have a look at the attached picture.

Willem Kroes

SM #351 KAVANGA
At anchor near Preveza in Greece
  


Re: TMD22 Emergency Shutoff

 

Craig,

Photo when you get a chance. 

My problem was someone else was asking me by phone. I knew where it was, how to operate it, but didn't have a drawing or photo to send to him. And, by phone, I couldn't describe it well enough for him to find it. In his case it wasn't painted red. Additionally, the manual I had did not have an illustration. Fortunately, Kent emailed me a drawing.

Craig, I believe the stop cord was a Volvo option, at least I remember reading that yesterday.

It is important to not only know where the lever is, but to ensure it is painted red and you have tested it. The Yanmar(s) and Onan(s) mechanical shut offs are painted red. The Volvo D3 has a red stop button on the stbd top side of the engine. 

The Onan will shut down when Master Battery switches are turned OFF, or either the red Emergency or 12 volt switches on its panel are turned OFF. Like the Onan, the D3 requires 12 volts to run, but it will not shut OFF with the Main Battery Switches turned OFF because the D3 will self-power from it's 12 volt alternator.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Yacht School - Supporting Amel Owners
www.YachtSchool.us
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Mon, Jun 10, 2019, 6:33 AM Craig Briggs via Groups.Io <sangaris=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Bill and all,
On our SN there's a light line (or cord) tied to the hole in the injection pump lever and run to a hole drilled in the lip of the engine room hatch opening. You just lift the hatch and pull on the cord - no need to go anywhere near the engine.  I'm next to certain that Captain Henri installed it himself.
Craig, SN68 Sangaris.


Re: Stuffing box drainage path

Chuck_Kim_Joy
 

Hi Jose,
Thank you for the post and R&D work. I would like one as well. By the way what is the blue stuff? Please contact me at clacey9@....
Best regards
Chuck 

On Mon, Jun 10, 2019 at 3:46 AM ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@...> <ianjudyjenkins@...> wrote:
Hi Jose,

 This solution sounds really useful. We are definitely interested. Please contact me on    penazen@... so we can arrange payment and post.

 Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Greece

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Jose Venegas via Groups.Io <josegvenegas=icloud.com@groups.io>
Sent: 10 June 2019 02:12
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Stuffing box drainage path
 
Dear friends:

After I bought Ipanema 10  years ago we had two years of struggle trying to prevent the leak of water through the bow thruster.  About 8 years ago we had a long discussion on this forum about the bow truster seals which I had changed several times following all the recommendations given by Amel, including adding a third bottom donut seal to increase the pressure.  It was all at no avail.  So, before our transatlantic on 2012 I came up with a brute force solution adding an extra removable sealing system that was wrapped around the shaft and had to be secured after the bow thruster was fully retracted.  This worked very well during the trans Atlantic passage (not a single drop of water) and gave me the security of knowing that in addition of the sealing effect, the shaft was being held by one redundant mechanism. 
As we came back to Boston, we kept using the method but it became very inconvenient to mount and dismount the contraption every weekend when we left and came back to Constitution Marina.
My interpretation of the problem was that due to uneven wearing of the surfaces that guide the bow thruster up and down motion, it resulted in a misalignment between the shaft and the sealing surfaces.  This misalignment  caused a small deviation  of the shaft from the centerline which pushed the lip seal sideways and, because the Amel recommended seals are made of a hard material, it opened a point of water entry. 
I proceeded to test my hypothesis and ordered two special seals made of silicone from a soft seal manufacturer (SSP Inc).  It took several months to get them due to the small number of units I ordered (just 2) but, after I installed them three years ago, I had no more leaks and my bilge has been dry ever since.  The cost for the two seals was $72.50 and, more importantly I have not had to change them or the donut seals since I installed them. I have checked them and the donut seals and they are all still in good shape.

As I am preparing Ipanema for our long term cruise, I am ordering a few spares to carry with me and I will be happy to order some extra ones for any body that wants to try them.

I missed taking pix before installation but here are pictures of them installed, before and after adding the top donut.

Cheers,

Jose Gabriel Venegas
Ipanema SM2K 278
Boston

 




Re: TMD22 Emergency Shutoff

jlm@jlmertz.fr
 

Super Idea ...

JLMERTZ

CottonBay


Le 10/06/2019 à 13:33, Craig Briggs via Groups.Io a écrit :
Bill and all,
On our SN there's a light line (or cord) tied to the hole in the injection pump lever and run to a hole drilled in the lip of the engine room hatch opening. You just lift the hatch and pull on the cord - no need to go anywhere near the engine.  I'm next to certain that Captain Henri installed it himself.
Craig, SN68 Sangaris.

Garanti sans virus. www.avast.com


Re: TMD22 Emergency Shutoff

Craig Briggs
 

Bill and all,
On our SN there's a light line (or cord) tied to the hole in the injection pump lever and run to a hole drilled in the lip of the engine room hatch opening. You just lift the hatch and pull on the cord - no need to go anywhere near the engine.  I'm next to certain that Captain Henri installed it himself.
Craig, SN68 Sangaris.


Re: Question about the Amel bow thruster removal tool

Thomas Peacock
 

My tool is identical, except where you have stainless, mine is rather flimsy plastic. My memory is that the set screws indeed thread through the bow thruster, and just go into the whole in the stainless; they don’t have to thread, but will provide support.

Just be sure to waterproof all holes and seams; I use both tape and Molykote.

Tom Peacock
SM #240 Aletes
Chesapeake Bay

On Jun 10, 2019, at 7:06 AM, Alexandre Uster von Baar via Groups.Io <uster=rocketmail.com@groups.io> wrote:

Good morning Willem,

This looks like the one I had.
Here are some pictures:
http://www.nikimat.com/bow_thruster_overhaul.html

Sincerely, Alexandre



--------------------------------------------
On Mon, 6/10/19, Willem Kroes <kavanga@...> wrote:

Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Question about the Amel bow thruster removal tool
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Date: Monday, June 10, 2019, 2:16 AM

Dear Amelians,

I have to remove the foot of the bow thruster while in the
water and was happy to found on board the Amel special tool
to do the job. Comparing the version I have with the
photo's on this website I notice that mine is a little
different. A stainless steel end to slide into the tube with
two much bigger holes. Too big for setscrews. How to connect
this version to the tube? May be this is a stupid question,
but I really don't have an idea. Are there Amel owners
with the same version? Please have a look at the attached
picture.

Willem Kroes

SM #351 KAVANGA
At anchor near Preveza in Greece





Re: Question about the Amel bow thruster removal tool

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good morning Willem,

This looks like the one I had.
Here are some pictures:
http://www.nikimat.com/bow_thruster_overhaul.html

Sincerely, Alexandre



--------------------------------------------

On Mon, 6/10/19, Willem Kroes <kavanga@...> wrote:

Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Question about the Amel bow thruster removal tool
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Date: Monday, June 10, 2019, 2:16 AM

Dear Amelians,

I have to remove the foot of the bow thruster while in the
water and was happy to found on board the Amel special tool
to do the job. Comparing the version I have with the
photo's on this website I notice that mine is a little
different. A stainless steel end to slide into the tube with
two much bigger holes. Too big for setscrews. How to connect
this version to the tube? May be this is a stupid question,
but I really don't have an idea. Are there Amel owners
with the same version? Please have a look at the attached
picture.

Willem Kroes

SM #351 KAVANGA
At anchor near Preveza in Greece


Re: Stuffing box drainage path

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi Jose,

 This solution sounds really useful. We are definitely interested. Please contact me on    penazen@... so we can arrange payment and post.

 Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Greece


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Jose Venegas via Groups.Io <josegvenegas@...>
Sent: 10 June 2019 02:12
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Stuffing box drainage path
 
Dear friends:

After I bought Ipanema 10  years ago we had two years of struggle trying to prevent the leak of water through the bow thruster.  About 8 years ago we had a long discussion on this forum about the bow truster seals which I had changed several times following all the recommendations given by Amel, including adding a third bottom donut seal to increase the pressure.  It was all at no avail.  So, before our transatlantic on 2012 I came up with a brute force solution adding an extra removable sealing system that was wrapped around the shaft and had to be secured after the bow thruster was fully retracted.  This worked very well during the trans Atlantic passage (not a single drop of water) and gave me the security of knowing that in addition of the sealing effect, the shaft was being held by one redundant mechanism. 
As we came back to Boston, we kept using the method but it became very inconvenient to mount and dismount the contraption every weekend when we left and came back to Constitution Marina.
My interpretation of the problem was that due to uneven wearing of the surfaces that guide the bow thruster up and down motion, it resulted in a misalignment between the shaft and the sealing surfaces.  This misalignment  caused a small deviation  of the shaft from the centerline which pushed the lip seal sideways and, because the Amel recommended seals are made of a hard material, it opened a point of water entry. 
I proceeded to test my hypothesis and ordered two special seals made of silicone from a soft seal manufacturer (SSP Inc).  It took several months to get them due to the small number of units I ordered (just 2) but, after I installed them three years ago, I had no more leaks and my bilge has been dry ever since.  The cost for the two seals was $72.50 and, more importantly I have not had to change them or the donut seals since I installed them. I have checked them and the donut seals and they are all still in good shape.

As I am preparing Ipanema for our long term cruise, I am ordering a few spares to carry with me and I will be happy to order some extra ones for any body that wants to try them.

I missed taking pix before installation but here are pictures of them installed, before and after adding the top donut.

Cheers,

Jose Gabriel Venegas
Ipanema SM2K 278
Boston

 




Question about the Amel bow thruster removal tool

Willem Kroes
 

Dear Amelians,

I have to remove the foot of the bow thruster while in the water and was happy to found on board the Amel special tool to do the job. Comparing the version I have with the photo's on this website I notice that mine is a little different. A stainless steel end to slide into the tube with two much bigger holes. Too big for setscrews. How to connect this version to the tube? May be this is a stupid question, but I really don't have an idea. Are there Amel owners with the same version? Please have a look at the attached picture.

Willem Kroes

SM #351 KAVANGA
At anchor near Preveza in Greece
  


Re: Bow thruster motor.

Andrew & Kate Lamb
 

Hi Chris

I had a very similar problem and ended up having the commutator rebuilt by a local French company that normally services lift motors and wind turbines however one important thing to check is the state of the solenoids - we changed these also, the engineer reckoned the problem was probably originally caused by poor contacts in the solenoids which in our Amel were also in the bow thruster compartment . No problems since.

Andrew

Ronpische 
SM 472
Canet-en-Roussillon


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Christopher Bromley <bromleyc@...>
Sent: Monday, June 10, 2019 4:50 am
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Bow thruster motor.
 
The Leroy-Somer bow thruster motor on my SM Pure Magic failed with sparks & some smoke from within the commutator cage. There is just one rewind facility locally which I used having heard from Amel that the motor is no longer in production, and there is no reserve stock of motors. After rewind repair of heat damaged armature windings (the field coils were also rewound because of lesser, indirect, heat damage)  the motor was demonstrated to run smoothly, both forwards and in reverse for about one to two minutes. Reinstalled on the boat, having taken every care to make the correct connections to the Albright contactors the motor ran for about a second before showering sparks. Back to the rewind facility, a second repair, followed by a successful test run  and similar failure once again. With options running out, I trespassed into the unknown and  dismantled the top end bearing housing and brush mechanism after checking for continuity ( present ) across the DI/D2 power leads which supply the field coils, but found no continuity across the A1/A2 leads for the armature windings. Checking for continuity across the commutator segments showed multiple connections between segments, but  with no ordered pattern such as you would expect if the current path follows the intended route between conductors and segments. My conclusion is the commutator is shorted in many places and I do not think this is repairable, certainly not locally. 
 I am a new recruit to the forum and have seen a wealth of input on the topic of bow thrusters, but mostly to do with the seals and servicing of the drive shaft and propeller. Somebody must have had to deal with an electric motor problem here or even had to replace the motor. I would really appreciate any advice from the experienced forum as to how to get back to a functioning bow thruster. Thank you for your help,
     Chris Bromley.


Re: Bow thruster motor.

jlm@jlmertz.fr
 

The engine of the Leroy-Somer thruster is not reliable. I think it is used in dumpsters, you should, I think to find spare parts.
For my part I broke the engine shaft! The breakage was due to a mechanical fatigue of the metal of the shaft which is under seized.
In your case it may be better not to spend too much time repairing this engine and change to a new one.
JL MERTZ on CottonBay


Le 10/06/2019 à 04:26, Christopher Bromley a écrit :
The Leroy-Somer bow thruster motor on my SM Pure Magic failed with sparks & some smoke from within the commutator cage. There is just one rewind facility locally which I used having heard from Amel that the motor is no longer in production, and there is no reserve stock of motors. After rewind repair of heat damaged armature windings (the field coils were also rewound because of lesser, indirect, heat damage)  the motor was demonstrated to run smoothly, both forwards and in reverse for about one to two minutes. Reinstalled on the boat, having taken every care to make the correct connections to the Albright contactors the motor ran for about a second before showering sparks. Back to the rewind facility, a second repair, followed by a successful test run  and similar failure once again. With options running out, I trespassed into the unknown and  dismantled the top end bearing housing and brush mechanism after checking for continuity ( present ) across the DI/D2 power leads which supply the field coils, but found no continuity across the A1/A2 leads for the armature windings. Checking for continuity across the commutator segments showed multiple connections between segments, but  with no ordered pattern such as you would expect if the current path follows the intended route between conductors and segments. My conclusion is the commutator is shorted in many places and I do not think this is repairable, certainly not locally. 
 I am a new recruit to the forum and have seen a wealth of input on the topic of bow thrusters, but mostly to do with the seals and servicing of the drive shaft and propeller. Somebody must have had to deal with an electric motor problem here or even had to replace the motor. I would really appreciate any advice from the experienced forum as to how to get back to a functioning bow thruster. Thank you for your help,
     Chris Bromley.

Garanti sans virus. www.avast.com


Bow thruster motor.

Christopher Bromley
 

The Leroy-Somer bow thruster motor on my SM Pure Magic failed with sparks & some smoke from within the commutator cage. There is just one rewind facility locally which I used having heard from Amel that the motor is no longer in production, and there is no reserve stock of motors. After rewind repair of heat damaged armature windings (the field coils were also rewound because of lesser, indirect, heat damage)  the motor was demonstrated to run smoothly, both forwards and in reverse for about one to two minutes. Reinstalled on the boat, having taken every care to make the correct connections to the Albright contactors the motor ran for about a second before showering sparks. Back to the rewind facility, a second repair, followed by a successful test run  and similar failure once again. With options running out, I trespassed into the unknown and  dismantled the top end bearing housing and brush mechanism after checking for continuity ( present ) across the DI/D2 power leads which supply the field coils, but found no continuity across the A1/A2 leads for the armature windings. Checking for continuity across the commutator segments showed multiple connections between segments, but  with no ordered pattern such as you would expect if the current path follows the intended route between conductors and segments. My conclusion is the commutator is shorted in many places and I do not think this is repairable, certainly not locally. 
 I am a new recruit to the forum and have seen a wealth of input on the topic of bow thrusters, but mostly to do with the seals and servicing of the drive shaft and propeller. Somebody must have had to deal with an electric motor problem here or even had to replace the motor. I would really appreciate any advice from the experienced forum as to how to get back to a functioning bow thruster. Thank you for your help,
     Chris Bromley.


Re: TMD22 Emergency Shutoff

Jean Boucharlat
 

Yes, stopping the air input does work, but…it can be seriously hazardous to the palm of your hand if you do it by hand as the depression is quite strong. On the other hand (pun intended), if you use rags, they will be sucked into the engine. So some caution is necessary with this method.

 

Jean Boucharlat

Formerly SM 232

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of jlm@...
Sent: dimanche 9 juin 2019 20:47
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] TMD22 Emergency Shutoff

 

Wery easy to do you stop the fresh air input .....:-)

JLMERTZ

CottonBay


 

Le 09/06/2019 à 20:23, CW Bill Rouse a écrit :

What is the best way to shut off a TMD22 when there is no power available to use the normal shut off method?

--

 

Best,

 

Bill Rouse
Yacht School  
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970

 

Garanti sans virus. www.avast.com